Kuwait allows direct flights from Pakistan


Kuwait has reopened direct commercial flights with six countries including Pakistan months after the flights were suspended in the wake of Covid-19 pandemic.

According to a Kuwait-based media outlet, the other countries included Sri Lanka, Nepal, Bangladesh, Egypt and India.

“The decision was made in a cabinet meeting which underlined that flights with these countries would be subject to measures identified by Kuwait’s ministerial coronavirus emergency committee,” the state-run agency added.

In May, Kuwait had imposed a ban on flights from four countries — Bangladesh, Pakistan, Nepal, and Sri Lanka — until further notice. However, traveller were allowed to enter the country after 14-day quarantined in any other country.

According to the National Command and Operation Center (NCOC), 74 more deaths due to coronavirus infection and 4,373 new positive cases have been reported in the country during last 24 hours on Thursday.

The Pakistan’s top Covid monitoring body said that 55,634 tests were conducted and positivity ratio remained 7.86 percent. The death toll due to pandemic has now reached 24,713.

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